Honma TWorld747 P Iron

Equipment editor Joel Tadman tests out Honma's new TWorld747 P irons.

Honma TWorld 747 P Iron
Golf Monthly Verdict

Blending power and forgiveness with a soft feel is a winning formula that golfers of all abilities will enjoy, although the target player is the improving golfer still looking for help from an iron that doesn't look too oversized.

Reasons to buy
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    Combines a powerful feel with a relatively soft, muted sound and ample forgiveness for the improving player, especially on low-face impacts.

Reasons to avoid
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    Didn't launch or flight the ball as high as we were expecting or hoping for. Pricey.

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Honma TWorld747 P Iron Review - Equipment editor Joel Tadman tests out Honma's new TWorld 747 P irons.

Honma TWorld747 P Iron Review

Legendary Japanese golf brand Honma have released a whole new range of clubs in 2019 known as the TWorld series. In this piece our equipment editor Joel Tadman tries out the TW747 P irons.

Key Technology

  • A 20g tungsten weight runs along the length of the sole to help launch the ball higher and also defend against common strikes low on the face.
  • A graphite dampener behind the face softens the sound and feel.
  • Although it is a cast iron, it is made from a similar metal to the one used in the TWorld747 range’s forged irons, which helps provide a softer feel.

GM Review

Honma might be better known for its forged, better-player irons, but don’t discount its 2019 game-improvement option.

The TWorld747 P offers something a little different in this category, most notably a thin topline combined with a very long blade length, which inspires confidence without looking especially cumbersome behind the golf ball.

With a 7-iron loft of 28.5°, it is clearly a set built for distance. It certainly delivered that, with carries regularly exceeding 185 yards.

Well-struck shots travel on a flat, piercing flight, despite the 20g tungsten weight in the sole said to assist with launch.

Some golfers with slower swing speeds might require a higher launch to get the ball sufficiently airborne, perhaps through added loft or a lighter, softer shaft via a fitting, although the mid-spin levels should help maintain good carry distance for these players with ample stopping power.

The stability of the head meant that off-centre hits held their line and in fact, the ball flights on all shots were very consistent. Wth so much clubface on show at address, confidence is certainly high over the ball and only very errant strikes led to a significant drop off in distance or accuracy.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x